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Early Childhood Education


Mālamapōkiʻi is a licensed family-based early childhood program offering a high quality, developmentally appropriate program that fosters both independence and socialization in a stimulating, safe, and caring environment of aloha.  Founded in 2001 by the Kanu o ka Āina Learning ʻOhana (KALO), it currently serves keiki from three to six years of age, providing a place where children and families are nurtured together.


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Kaiao Early Childhood Education Drop In Program

Kaiao offers preschool experiences for young learners between 3-5 years of age. Keiki and their parents engage in preschool learning activities to prepare them for future enrollment in Mālamapōki'i. Activities include circle time, learning simple Hawaiian words and phrases, chants, mele, hula and other hands-on activities.


When construction is completed, Kaiao keiki will also have an opportunity to enjoy our brand new outdoor classroom playground equipped with imagination stations to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) skills.


Classes are free and open to keiki and their families in the community.


Come and join us Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 10:30 am in the 'Olu'olu Room of Hālau Ho'olako.


Ka HULI-The Hawaiian United Learning Initiative

Ka HULI Mua is piloting a preschool system of academically rigorous curriculum delivered within an inclusive framework of native values for Hawaiʻi’s children. Ka HULI Mua, a preschool consortium, is developing this new model that can be replicated in other charter preschool programs, particularly those serving Native Hawaiian children.


Learning Community Leadership Partners

Ka HULI Mua preschools convene regularly to strengthen programming, share information and coordinate testing, accreditation and professional development across the system. Aligned with state preschool and kindergarten standards, Ka HULI Mua preschools are grounded in research-based programs.